Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, railroad operator CSX (NYSE: CSX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CSX's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

CSX facts

Headquarters (founded) Jacksonville, Fla. (1978)
Market Cap $22.4 billion
Industry Railroads
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $11.7 billion
Management CEO Oscar Munoz
CFO Fredrik Eliasson
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 17.5%
Cash/Debt $1.3 billion / $9.2 billion
Dividend Yield 2.2%
Competitors Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Norfolk Southern
Union Pacific

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,018 members who have rated CSX believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, chicagoadvisor, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

A healthy railroad that will ride in the continued North American rail consolidation and economic expansion. Coal story is oversold, about 11% of earnings are driven by electricity generation in US, these same plants will continue to operate. CSX will continue to diversify its business and maybe hookup with [Norfolk Southern]. I like it. I own it.   

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